Aspley Guise Village School

Aspley Guise Village School

Growing Together, Aiming High


English: Phonics, Reading and Writing

The school follows the best principles of Sounds-Write and Read-Write-Inc to teach phonics. 

We do not have a specific "reading scheme." We have a large selection of reading books available in each classroom and our library that children have free access to, many of which are coded to Accelerated Reader.  Accelerated Reader is used with pupils from Year 2 upwards to support the assessment of reading skills and progress.

Children are also taught specific reading skills in VIPERS lessons. VIPERS stands for: Vocabulary, Inference, Predict, Explain, Retrieve and Sequence or Summarise. 

Writing is taught through units of work that focus on developing writing skills in a particular genre. e.g. The children may have a three week unit of work on fairy tales or writing explanations. 


Modern Foreign Languages

Children are formally introduced to French in Year 3. However, we informally teaching of other languages as well, often through a "language of the month." Children are taught simple greeetings and farewells in a number of world languages over the year.